Society of Early Americanists Conferences

The SEA hosts annual conferences. In odd-numbered years, the Society hosts an open-topic general conference known as the Biennial Conference. In even-numbered years, it hosts Special Topics conferences. The SEA also sponsors panels at our affiliated societies: the American Literature Association & the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.



Forthcoming Conferences

The Society of Early Americanists Ninth Biennial Conference, Chicago, June 18-21, 2015


The Society of Early Americanists Ninth Biennial Conference will be held jointly with the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture in Chicago, June 18-21, 2015. For more information about the conference, please visit the conference website, here.

 


 

 

 


 

The Society of Early Americanists, American Literature Association meeting on May 21-24, 2015, in Boston, MA

The Society of Early Americanists will be sponsoring the following three sessions at the next American Literature Association meeting on May 21-24, 2015, in Boston, MA.

Translation in Early America
Session 9-C, Friday, May 22, 11:10-12:30, St. George C
Organized by the Society of Early Americanists

Chair: Patrick M. Erben, University of West Georgia
1.     “Native Languages and ‘Religion Exemplified in the Life of Poor Sarah,’” Theresa Strouth Gaul, Texas Christian University
2.     "Translating Red: Josiah Francis’s Self-Portrait," Christopher Packard, New York University
3.     “Inventing the Critical Edition: Christian Jacob Hütter, Printer of Translations,” Len von Morzé, University of Massachusetts Boston

Imagining Urban Identity in Early America
Session 14-B, Saturday, May 23, 8:00-9:30, St. George B
Organized by the Society of Early Americanists

Chair: Leslie Eckel, Suffolk University
1.     “Late Puritan Writers and the Increasingly Urbanized Environment of Massachusetts,” Katharine Campbell, University of California Santa Barbara
2.     “‘The Next in Rank to Human Race’: The Foreign Beasts in Early American Almanacs,” Matt DiCintio, Tufts University
3.     “Urbane Seamen: Maritime Culture and Problems of Urbanity,” Dan Walden, Baylor University
4.     “Edgar Huntly and the Paxton Riots,” Will Fenton, Fordham University

Teaching Early American Writing in Comparative Contexts
Session 17-A, Saturday, May 23, 12:40-2:00, St. George A
Organized by the Society of Early Americanists

Chair: Len von Morzé, University of Massachusetts Boston
1.     “‘Yet Shall We Never Be Manifested and Made Known unto Any Man’: Secret Societies, Hidden Knowledge, and Mazy Paths in the Transatlantic Literature Course,” Patrick M. Erben, University of West Georgia
2.     “William Billings’s ‘Chester’: Contexts and Resonances,” Charles E. Brewer, The Florida State University
3.     “Adaptation in the American Literature Classroom,” Kelli Purcell O’Brien, University of Memphis


Please direct any questions to:

Professor Len von Morzé
Society of Early Americanists ALA Conference liaison, 2014-2015
Department of English
University of Massachusetts Boston
Leonard.vonMorze@umb.edu

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TWO REMINDERS for participants in the SEA-ALA Sessions:

Each presenter at the ALA needs to register for the conference, which you can do by going to the American Literature Association’s Annual Conference website: http://alaconf.org

The SEA does ask each person on an SEA Sponsored Session to be a current member of our organization. If your paper is accepted and you are not yet an SEA member, we welcome you; please go to the SEA Membership page, here.

Thank you!
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From the ALA conference website: The American Literature Association’s 26th annual conference will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 21-24, 2015 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). The deadline for proposals is January 30, 2015. For further information, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliteratureassociation.org or contact the conference director, Professor Olivia Carr Edenfield at carr@georgiasouthern.edu with specific questions.

 



Image Credit: Chicago in 1868 from Schiller Street north side to 12th Street south side. Drawn by A. Ruger, Chicago, Chicago Lithographing Co. [1868], Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.
Updated: 02/24/15